Lebrun-Fortin, Kernan earn All-American honors

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: March 12, 2010
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Vincent Lebrun-Fortin (EISA photo)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. --- Vincent Lebrun-Fortin earned his fourth All-American honor in three years and senior Josh Kernan went out in style with his third national honor for the Colby College alpine team at the NCAA Skiing Championships on Friday night in Colorado.

Lebrun-Fortin and Kernan are both second team All-Americans after posting top-10 finishes in the slalom. Lebrun-Fortin made it four All-American honors in six career NCAA races by placing seventh overall, while Kernan came up strong in his final NCAA race by taking ninth place. Places one to five earn first team honors and six to 10 receive second team.

For the Colby women, Dana Breakstone took 24th place overall after moving up two spots after her opening run.

Lebrun-Fortin had a 37.14 opening run and was seventh at that time as well before posting a 39.34 on the second trip down the hill for a total time of 1:16.48. Meanwhile, Kernan was eighth after his opening run of 37.32 and then dropped back the one spot to ninth after a 39.36 second run for a time of 1:16.68.

University of Alaska-Anchorage's Andreas Adde won the men's national title with a total time of 1:14.91.

Lebrun-Fortin was sixth in the slalom a year ago at the NCAA meet. Lebrun-Fortin had an amazing NCAA debut in 2008 in taking fifth in the slalom and seventh in the giant slalom. He earned All-East second honors this past year.

Kernan has been to the NCAA meet in all four years at Colby after placing fourth in the slalom last year and sixth in the giant slalom. Kernan won his first career slalom race on the Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association carnival circuit earlier this year. He was 14th in the giant slalom and 14th in the slalom at the NCAA meet as a sophomore. Kernan earned All-East first team honors this season after helping the men's team to three slalom victories.

Breakstone, who competed in the 2008 NCAA meet,  had an opening run of 42.07 to put her in 26th place. She added a 42.96 second run for a 1:25.03 finish in her final national race.

Lebrun-Fortin, Kernan, and Breakstone helped the Colby ski program (Nordic and alpine combined) move from 15th place to 12th in the team standings with 148.5 points. Nordic skiers Lucy Garrec and Wyatt Fereday will compete in the freestyle (mass start) competition on Saturday to close out the meet.

NCAA Championship Team Scores (6 of 8 events)—1. Denver 589.5;  2. New Mexico 535;  3. Colorado 504;  4. Utah 472;  5. Vermont 423.5;  6. Dartmouth 413;  7.  Alaska-Anchorage 361;  8. New Hampshire 276;  9. Middlebury 233.5;  10. Montana State 218;  11. Nevada 178;  12. Colby 148.5;  13. Williams 140;  14. Bates 90;  15. Northern Michigan 88;  16. Alaska-Fairbanks 87;  17. Wisconsin-Green Bay 35;  18. St. Lawrence 32,  19. Michigan Tech 23,  20. St. Michael's 19;  21. Wellesley 10;  22. Gustavus Adolphus 6.

Men's Slalom—1. Andreas Adde, UAA, 1:14.91;  2. Torjus Krogdahl, UU, 1:15.03;  3. David Donaldson, UVM, 1:15.30;  4. Petter Brenna, UNM, 1:15.67;  5. Ace Tarberry, DAR, 1:15.81;  6. Bobby Poehling, MID, 1:16.22;  7. Vince Lebrun-Fortin, CBC, 1:16.48;  8. Christopher Acosta, UNM, 1:16.61;  9. Josh Kernan, CBC, 1:16.68;  10. Ben Manter, BAT, 1:16.70;  11. A.J. Avrin, DU, 1:16.72;  12. Jake Lund, MID, 1:16.75;  13. Kyle Kung, UU, 1:16.87;  14. Paul Atkinson, UNH, 1:17.14;   15. Drew Roberts, CU, 1:17.18;  16. Max Lamb, UU, 1:17.20;  17. Andreas Kilde, DU, 1:17.36;  18. Alex Dyroff, WIL, 1:17.74;  19. Chris Colpitts, UVM, 1:17.89;  20. Thomas Schwab, UNM, 1:17.94;   21. Mike Cremeno, UNH, 1:18.00;  22. Leif Haugen, DU, 1:18.39;  23. Spencer Nelson, CU, 1:19.17;  24. Trevor Leafe, DAR, 1:21.08;  25. Martin Harris, UN, 1:23.16;  26. Halfdan Falkum-Hansen, UAA, 1:23.21;  27. Brad Harden, SMC, 1:23.91;  28. Willie Ford, UNH, 1:29.03;  29. Erik Gilbert, UVM, 1:32.85;  30. Michael Mackie, MSU, 1:34.51;  31. Chris Barber, MSU, 1:38.80;  32. Bump Heldman, BAT, 1:52.64;  33. Luke McLaughry, DAR, 2:04:16;  34. Bryan Schpall, MID, 2:19.38.  Disqualified (1st run): Gabriel Rivas, CU.

Women's Slalom—1. Malin Hemmingsson, UNM, 1:19.91;               2. Lindsay Cone, DU, 1:20.68;               3. Anna Kocken, UU, 1:21.00;               4. Anne Brusletto, UNM, 1:21.03;  5. Carolina Nordh, CU, 1:21.18; 6. Erika Ghent, CU, 1:21.61;         7. Katie Hartman, CU, 1:21.86;  8. Veronique Archambault-Leger, UNH, 1:22.02; 9. Kate Williams, UNM, 1:22.14;  10. Ida Dillingoeen, DU, 1:22.15;  11. Kelsey Roddick, DAR, 1:22.50;  12. Petra Gantnerova, UAA, 1:22.54;  13. Annie Rendall, DAR, 1:22.65;  14. Lyndee Janowiak, UVM, 1:22.95;   15. Kayla Fry, UAA, 1:22.97;  16. Valerie Kechian, UVM, 1:23.15;  17. Sofia Smith, UU, 1:23.16;  18. Jennie VanWagner, DU, 1:23.17;  19. Geordie Lonza, WIL, 1:23.33;  20. Courtney Hammond, DAR, 1:23.38;                                             21. Aileen Farrell, UNH, 1:23.64;  22. Nicole Poleschuk, UN, 1:24.12;  23. Nicole Dvorak, MID, 1:24.33;  24. Dana Breakstone, CBC, 1:25.03;  25. Emily Porter, WIL, 1:25.32;  26. Amy Lattimer, MSU, 1:26.53;  27. Amy Harris, UN, 1:26.83;  28. Marie-Elaine Lepine, UNH, 1:29.75;  29. Alexandra Parker, UAA, 1:30.33;  30. Meg Ryley, UVM, 1:38.14;  31. Laurel Carter, WIL, 1:49.89;  32. Tasha Woodworth, MID, 1:56.63;  33. Eva Huckova, UU, 1:57.95;  34. Erika Horst, UN, 3:14.99.  Did Not Start (2nd run): Ashley-Kate Durham, SLU.   

 

 
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